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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#WishListWednesday #3 - More Louboutins + Valentino + Alexander Wang

Alrighttttt another #WishListWednesday!!! 

Apparently I missed last week - didn't even realize it (probably because I was actually shopping vs. window shopping hahaha - I had a friend that came and stayed with me last week. We went to a People Magazine Event, ate and shopped haha. I also sent her home with a bunch of beauty goodies : ) All in all a good visit.)

Honestly this week there isn't too much to show - if you follow me on Facebook you know I've been terrible : ( 

I felt like I was doing so well for a while but tons of department stores are having their designer sales AND a lot of brands are releasing their pre-fall collections. 


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Alright now on to the #LustList 

Brand new for Fall/Pre-Fall 2013 for Christian Louboutin!

Spotlight Pigalle 120mm 


BEAUTIFUL! I saw these in store as well and they are breathtaking! They are covered in a smooth circular or hexagon? glitter so it's not constantly shedding all over the place nor does it feel like sand paper. I like. Totally obsessed with the color!

I had gotten an email from one of my friends showing me these a couple of weeks ago but had hesitated I REALLY need another pair of shoes? O_o

Although, Pigalles ARE probably one of my favorite Louboutin styles not to mention one of the more affordable ones I had been so bad this month with the shopping I tried to resist. Now I am kicking myself because when I went to call they were sold out everywhere in the country (Louboutin Boutiques - they may have them at various Neiman Marcus stores but I was not able to check their inventory) in my size (I take a 36.5 in this shoes (6.5) :( 

Not usually a fan of glitter shoes but for these I would make an exception! They are so pretty and different than anything else I've seen from CL since I've been collecting - yet still a classic cut and style. 

If I can find them I will get them! 

Wish me luck! 

(Photo from Wendy's Lookbook)

$1,680 - $1,795 

I saw this on Wendy's blog (Wendy's Lookbook - one of my FAVORITE BLOGS and overall someone I admire very much : ) and immediately started swooning! 

I'm not normally a fan of translucent bags but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEEE this one! Right on trend right now too! Wendy was kind enough to send me the link to this little treasure but sadly it is a.) expensive as all heck! especially for a clear bag : ( and b.) SOLD OUT! 

If (and only if) I had unlimited funds I would jump on this if I could find one but alas. Still drool worthy though and still had to post it! 

Out of my price range for what it is though. 

(I more or less love anything that Wendy wears! haha. My fellow Louboutin/Manolo lover/enabler)

On the (slightly) more affordable side....

$875 - Or $850 HERE (Nordstrom)

Gahh I have been wanting this bag for a whileee! But I can not justify the price! 

I have heard many people say it's too heavy and hard to get in and out of but I did try it on at Barney's and it seemed fine to me. I still want it. 

A few colors of these are on sale currently for about $600 but I'm not crazy about the colors offered. They have a pale lilac which I feel like will get too much color transfer and they also have the Acid Green color but I already have the Rocco in that so I don't think I should buy the same thing just because it's on sale...I mean it's not THAT great of a discount lol. 

I've wanted to get one of the AW bags in this shade but couldn't decide which. I have a Rocco and Rockie already - love them both but this ones just different. I think I should probably hold off and either see if this ever goes on sale or buy a Black/Grey version of it since that will be a bit more versatile. (I would want a nude color but again because of where the bag sits I would be too afraid of color transfer from jeans or leggings)

Next two are shoes again -____- sorry. I have a problem haha. 

Christian Louboutin - So Kate

I am DYING for any pointed pair of WHITE Louboutins! I had wanted to get white Pigalles but then I saw these on Rosie Huntington-Whitely and thought I may want to give them a try. (They look very similar) LOVE this dress on her btw!

As far as I know they have not been released yet (and will probably sell out super fast when they do launch) but I am going to be keeping an eye out. I think they will retail about the same as similar styles from the classic line so in the $625 range

I'll let you know more info when I hear. 

: )

And lastly a pair of shoes I would NEVER buy! 

Christian Louboutin Fifi Strass 100mm in Nude

(I can't even bare to write the price so just look at the picture *turns face away* lol)

SOOOO Beautiful but OMG UNREALISTIC for me!

Definitely would be sick to my stomach if I ever paid this much for a pair of shoes but it's nice to dream right? haha.

It's all about perspective I suppose. When you think about it my shoe collection is for sure worth more than this one pair (I have a lot of shoes!), I have some expensive handbags and I pay this in rent alone for two months but for my lifestyle I just wouldn't feel good about spending that on a SINGLE pair. Not that there is anything wrong with it if you would/have! Trust me I would LOVE to....but shoot - I'm not rich. O_O

The Fifi is the most comfortable style of Louboutin for me so that makes them that much lust worthy! With just under a 4" heel these are pretty easy to walk in and the toe area is a perfect fit for me. 

*le sigh* 


Anyway thats it for this #WishListWednesday - hope you all enjoyed! Sorry it wasn't as exciting as weeks prior but there haven't been too many new things I've been looking at. (Someday I should do a break down of my Louis Vuitton or Chanel To Buy Lists! I swear I've had some of them on my Wish List for YEARSSSS!) 

I should be stopping at some stores I don't normally shop at later this week so maybe I'll find some good stuff for next Wednesday's post! We shall see : ) 
(Some places don't let you take photos inside though so not sure what I will be able to get a hold of!) 

Have a wonderful week! I may see you back here in a couple of days but it will depend on how much time I have >_<  

Be well.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

[Home Decor] Springing Things Up - New Floral Arrangement

Hexagon/Honeycomb Vase from Target 
Hydrangeas in Pink, Cream as well as Peonies from Target
Circular Placemat from Target 

(Bag is a Beige Caviar Jumbo with Silver Hardware by Chanel) 


Decided to get a little more festive with a new floral arrangement for my table after stopping by my local Target a couple weeks ago. (They do still have these items though.) 

Scooped up this white vase (I always do white/cream) - I like the texture. 
The flower were individual clusters and stems were pretty long but I just cut them down to size. I wasn't planning on doing such different colors but they had a very limited selection and ultimately I like the way it came out!

Not much to report on - you all know I am not particularly crafty but I have to say I really am enjoying the new addition : ) 

What do you guys use for your table center pieces? (Also I do not have a coffee table so...this is as close as I get. I feel like my place is too narrow for a coffee table plus it's right where I would need to film.)

Thanks so much for reading! 

See you in a couple of days (if not tomorrow!)


Monday, May 20, 2013

Last Day for 14%-28% CASH BACK! 20% OFF Karmaloop + Free Shipping (AND 14% BACK!) Also stores like Nordstrom, MACY's, Piperlime, GAP, OLD NAVY + More!

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to remind you all that today May 20th is the LAST DAY in the Ebates 14th Birthday Celebration where you can earn anywhere from 14% - 28% CASH BACK on a ton of participating sites!

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Now I have talked about Ebates before in a couple videos as well as previous blog posts but if you missed any of those I will link some info below : )

I've been an Ebates member since 2007 (been doing YouTube since 2009) and I can tell you it is 100% safe, legitimate and WORTH IT! 

How To Use Ebates:

Basically if you have an online site you want to shop on just go to Ebates first!

Search to see if that site is an Ebates participant.

If they are just hit SHOP NOW 

It will re-direct you to the stores official site and from there.

Just shop as you normally would! 

A couple days later after your order processes you will see it show up in your cash pending section of your account summary. 

SO SIMPLE! And since you are still buying from the stores official site it's totally safe!

If there is anything else you have questions on feel free to comment below and I will be happy to answer them for you based on my personal experience. I have also linked a video that may help you gain a better understand of how Ebates works, how they are able to offer things like cash back, etc.

Checks are issued every 3 months  so if you are an online shopper it gives you plenty of time to earn. And even if you're not a frequent online shopper free money is free money! You're shopping the same site you normally would, buying what you normally would but earning a little in return! 

On top of that Ebates is a completely FREE service as well! 

Thanks so much for reading! Happy Shopping : )

Also look out for another blog post in the next day or two talking about an amazing event I fortunate enough to attend on Sunday at the home of Anastasia of Anastasia Beverly Hills! ^_^ 

Talk to you very soon!


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Friday, May 17, 2013

[Fashion] Spring Staples: Ivory [Chanel + Christian Louboutin]

Bag: Chanel French Rivera in Ivory
Shorts: (similar here and here)
(here and here)(more affordable here)

If you are familiar with my style you know it's either neutrals or brights for me and this spring/summer shall be no exception! Pictured above is what I wore today. 


This Chanel French Rivera has become my most worn bag this season thus far and I'm glad because I am definitely getting my moneys worth! (always a concern when purchasing a white(ish) bag) 

It's a soft caviar (so fabric lined not leather lined making it less structured), flap style bag and I love it. It is limited edition but I just saw one at my local Chanel today so not impossible to get. Also being that it is a limited edition, non icon bag it is significantly less expensive than my flap bags so if you are looking for something with a similar look I think this is a good choice. 

If you are interested in a full review with price, pros, cons and DSLR photos let me know! 


The Christian Louboutin Cortico Espadrille 85mm Wedge is new for this Spring/Summer (SS13) and becoming a fast favorite of mine. Unfortunately there are some cons to this shoe particularly with the sizing but I am making it work.

Louboutin Espadrilles are also priced lower than other styles the brand carries and the Cortico is currently the least expensive shoe Christian Louboutin offers. (so...yay! haha) 

(as with the French Rivera, if you are interested in a separate review let me know : )

^ Dress in this photo is from DailyLook and the recent Fashion Haul Video below!

Also I have a new Makeup Haul Video and some info on a 20% OFF Friends and Family Event going on now! (plus if you're an Ebates user you'll get an additional 6% CASH BACK)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 
Thanks so much for reading and just stopping by : )

Talk to you very soon.

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

#WishListWednesday #2: Cut Outs - Jeffrey Campbell, MinkPink, Shoemint, Louis Vuttion, Christian Louboutin

Okay so kind of a horrible #WishListWednesday this week because I actually did end up buying some of these items >_< I'm terrible! But at the rate that things were selling out I feel like I "had to" -__-

Truthfully I've been being pretty good and cutting back/holding back on a lot of purchases so I can't say I feel THAT bad.....but expect more listings in my Poshmark Closet haha. (I am trying to get rid of things to afford new things : ) Even if I need to sell 100 things to get one new one. It's kind of like spring cleaning/recycling money. Can't wait to show you what I raised funds for recently. I had so sell SOO many things but I think it'll be worth it. I am super close to my goal!)

Anyway here we go!

Jeffrey Campbell Cantu Wide Heel Cut Out Bootie 

Prices seem to vary but most are around the $200 range. 

I think I would need my normal size 7 in these which...of sold out everywhere I have looked.

I did end up ordering them in 7.5 (HERE) and hopefully they will run small : D
You never know because I have taken a 7 and a 7.5 in JC Shoes before so it will really depend. *Wishful thinking here* Maybe because they are closed toe they will run a little small but I'm not sure since they are so open elsewhere. If they don't work out I'll just return them I suppose.

Anyway wish me luck! And if anyone sees these in 7 (Calf Black NOT Patent) 

There is also a lower heel version available at most department stores but I don't think they look as good. Figures. 


Moving on....

There are probably 10 or more Louis Vuitton bags that I would want (some classics that are on the list but idk I keep putting them off. (which is stupid btw because the price just keeps going up!)) but I'm going to stick with the one I have most recently been obsessing over. 

I first time I saw this bag and actually LIKED it was on Alex from HRH Collection. (I've seen it on some celebrities before but thought it looked horrible proportionally)

Naturally I want the same one as her ^_^ and even more naturally....the color is SOLD OUT. lol. I may be able to track it down in stores but I really shouldn't even be buying it so if it's meant to be it will be! 

I always like the LV Vernis anyway - I had wanted to get an Alma MM in a dark blue color but I missed out on it (because it was so expensive I waited) but after seeing this color on Alex - I like. (I looked at it in the dusty pink color but passed since Vernis can get color transfer on it's lighter hues and being a long shoulder or cross body style I wouldn't want to risk it. Plus I already have a clutch in the dusty rose (or Rose Velours if you want to get technical) color that I picked up when I was in Vegas months ago (before the price increase! yay!) - I have to remember to show that to you guys - It's a beautiful piece!)

And now we circle back to shoes : )

Size 7


Okay so after looking at these since the beginning of the month I went ahead and purchased them. I love the look of them on (from what I've seen) but was concerned about comfort with how high the back of the shoe went up (vs. being open) so we shall see. Luckily I got a great deal on them! I had a Jewelmint credit from a past purchase I returned PLUS a 15% OFF Code from a promo card I had gotten at an event. After tax I paid $65 and change and if I don't like them or they are not comfy I can just send them back. 

They remind me very much of something a brand like Jimmy Choo would have (they have a caged sandal right now that has a more open back and those look cute but I'd have to try them on before I could put them on a #WishListWednesday because they could be hideous on idk. lol)

I haven't had very good luck with Shoemint shoes lately but looking at the reviews I have high hopes for this pair quality wise - especially given the slightly increased price. 


Idk if I will ever have a list without Louboutins making it on here. *smh* so one new style and one classic style make the cut this week. 

Let me start off by saying I hate paying this much for a shoe. 

I think these could be really versatile though. 
From Jeans to Skirts and Dresses I could see this being a staple this summer! 

Not sure on the sizing as they are not on the Louboutin site as of yet. Normally I wear a 7 in most Louboutins but for styles that criss cross in the back and go around the ankle I do normally go up 1/2 a size for comfort. (If they have a regular single strap I usually go down a 1/2 size. Weird how that works out.)

Super limited quantities on these currently. Saks is carrying only a few of each size available for pre-order. I haven't seen them on any other site. 

Luckily Saks is on Ebates - Currently 4% Cash Back and I have a 20% OFF code from them (Saks) as well that actually CAN be applied to designer items so we'll see. 

I'm hoping the 7's will fit but I am thinking I may need a 7.5 - if I try them on I will let you know how I think they fit (TTS or otherwise) There are so many factors playing into this shoe it's hard to guess. (Open, Suede, Criss cross ankle strap, Italian Sizing, Heel Height, Platform, etc.)


Now for a classic. These I actually did buy already but they are on pre-order so I won't have them in hand for a while. 

I am much more comfortable with this price range though. Once you get into the $1,000 I feel like the balance between price and quality gets thrown off quite a bit. $600 range I still feel like is reasonable for a FULL leather Italian made designer shoe (even though yes I know that's still a lot for a shoe in general. Hey this IS WISH list Wednesday after all!)

So happy to find these in my size (even if they are pre-order) - they are ALWAYS Sold Out! 

Pigalle is one of my favorite Louboutin styles - I would say probably their most famous/classic. I have a few 120mm but this will be my first 100mm. I am excited to try these out because I think the difference in the heel height will do wonders for the comfort of the shoe. As I do prefer the ones with no platform (vs. Pigalle Plato) walking in them certainly takes practice at just under 5". Generally 100mm or about 4" is the most comfortable heel height for me. It's not too high to be uncomfortable/unmanageable yet not so low where they look matronly. (Although yes the 120mm does have a sexier look)

I would say that my 120mm Black Patent Pigalles are my most worn Louboutin/Heel in general so I know that I will get EVEN MORE wear out of these as they are both a lower heel and a regular leather. I have too many patent shoes and it's really hard to wear them casually. 

This is an all year, all season, timeless classic so I have no regrets going forward with this shoe. 


Lastly I have a couple of things I like but probably won't buy that I wanted to share with you. These are some "If I had unlimited funds" items that are just kind of fun. 

Saw this at Nordstrom while at the Thousand Oaks mall last week. I feel like this is something Kim K. (pre- Kanye) would wear and look awesome in (again....pre-Kanye haha). Unfortunately I saw this while on the way out and Nordstrom was all but kicking people out so I didn't have a chance to try this on. It could be totally hideous on me (and Lord knows these pictures aren't making the dress look too hot either >_<) but it is something I am curious about plus I do tend to like MINKPINK as a brand. 

They were sold out in Small anyway. 
(Medium looked kind of big but again idk until I try it on)

Not really going crazy over this dress - if I happen to see it at my local Nordstrom I may try it on but I don't want to order it online, wait for it and then return it if it's awful on me. (Not that many extra steps I know but idk...#Lazy #SlothLife) 

Lastly I have one more pair of shoes....because CLEARLY I have a problem. lol. I think you guys can tell what my 'drug of choice' tends to be. 

(Available at Nordstrom which is 14% CASH BACK through Ebates till 5/17)

I actually saw these in the Jimmy Choo catalog and loved them on the model! Not $895 love them but I think they are an awesome summer shoe especially with a tan....OOoOOo. 

You all know I am STILL not over the pop of neon trend : P

Aside from the price what holds me back from this shoe is that I don't think they look THAT different and the style kind of limits how much I would be able to wear them. To me it's not a shoe that can really be worn casually day to day. Sure you can wear them with a pair of faux leather skinnies or a dress but that's still on the night out style side and to be honest....I don't go out OUT that much. lol. (I am a total homebody!) It's not like this is a shoe for the club or anything either - being suede they would be on the delicate side. 

Listen to me trying to talk myself out of these shoes. haha.

This photo does NOT help though....

IDK...if for some reason my size is still available when these go on sale or I win the lotto (not that I play anyway) I would LOVE to have these - otherwise I just can't justify the price for how often my lifestyle would allow me to wear them. 

...I may try them on though, just for good measure ;) 


Anyway that's it for this week's #WishListWednesday! I hope you enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by/checking it out. 

I will talk to you all very soon!

Ohh and btw I posted another new video yesterday! 

Lots of Love,